Mark Cavendish signed prints bring $1,781 in Rapha charity auction



2015-06-26 13:26:00

Mark Cavendish signed prints bring $1,781 in Rapha charity auction

Signed prints of cyclist Mark Cavendish were joined by Wiggins and Hoy memorabilia

A set of signed prints of both Mark Cavendish and David Millar have auctioned among a stunning range of cycling memorabilia.

Mark Cavendish signed print Cavendish was recently appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire for his services to British cycling and was named the Tour de France's best sprinter of all time

The items sold as part of cycling clothing company Rapha's Bordeaux-Paris 2013 Challenge charity auction, which closed on September 17.

The prints sold for 1,120 ($1,781) on eBay. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the charity Ambitious about Autism, which is close to company founder Simon Mottram's heart as his son suffers with the disability.

The unique prints were donated by renowned portrait photographer Nadav Kandar.

Cavendish proved to be a favourite in the auction, with his signed Omega Pharma Quickstep jersey selling for 972 ($1,545).

Andy Hampsten cycling jersey Andy Hampsten during the 1986 Tour de France, which was won by La Vie Claire team leader Greg LeMond

Also featuring was a signed 1986 Tour de France "best young rider" white jersey worn by US cyclist Andy Hampsten, which still bears foie gras stains from a celebratory food fightwithhis La Vie Claire teammates. It made 955 ($1,518).

The auction also offered a Team Sky replica jersey, which was signed by the whole Sky team. It sold for 797 ($1,267).

Following was a signed Bradley Wiggins jersey, which made 620 ($985), and a signed Chris Hoy skin suit, which sold for 312 (496).

In October 2012, the gold throne on which Bradley Wiggins celebrated his Olympic victory was offered at auction for $24,000, but failed to meet its estimate.

The sale also saw a number of rare bikes for sale, with a Pinarello Lungavita signed by Fausto Pinarello leading at 1,080 ($1,718).

Paul Fraser Collectibles offers an excellent range of sports memorabilia for sale, including signed items from the disgraced Lance Armstrong.

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